According to the EPA are 2 to 5 times higher than they are outside. In fact, because we have become so good at sealing and insulating our homes, levels of common pollutants can be dozens of times higher than in the air just outside your walls!
Skuttle Air Cleaners are available in four sizes with the Option of MERV 8 or MERV 11.
25x16x5 model 448-001 is the MERV 8 and model 448-005 is a MERV 11(perfect for allergy suffers)
25x20x5 model 448-002 is the MERV 8 and model 448-006 is a MERV 11(perfect for allergy suffers)
20x20x5 model 448-003 is the MERV 8 and model 448-007 is a MERV 11(perfect for allergy suffers)
20x16x5 model 448-004 is the MERV 8 and model 448-008 is a MERV 11(perfect for allergy suffers)
Skuttle has two replacement options for filter media, MERV 8 for most homes and MERV 11 where finer filtration of airborne pollutants is needed for health reasons or to improve environmental factors.
High-Capacity, High-Efficiency Air Cleaners come in four popular sizes:
• Model DB-25-20
• Model DB-25-16
• Model DB-20-20
• Model DB-20-16
Under standardized testing, Skuttle’s MERV 8 high-efficiency filter media will capture and hold 84.9% of airborne contaminants and pollutants ranging between 3.0 and 10.0 microns in size. For reference, a single human hair is quite large in comparision, ranging from 20.0 to 40.0 microns in size.
A Minimum of MERV 8 filtration is required to begin to effectively improving air quality. However, for homeowners who insist on the best possible dust control, Skuttle’s MERV 11 high-efficiency filter media stops particles in the 1.0 to 3.0 micron range, making it the premier choice from Skuttle for very high indoor air quality.
Skuttle’s MERV 11 air filter media is the best choice for allergy suffers and can trap particles as fine as milled flour — 1 micron in size. Skuttle High-Efficiency Air Cleaners protect you and your family from harmful contaminants so you can breathe easy in your own home when used in combination with proper humidification and ventilation.
These trapped microscopic particles known irritants to the eyes, nose and throat are common in most houses. According to the American Lung Association these pollutants can also increase the risk of health conditions such as asthma, allergies, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and other serious respiratory diseases.
The smallest contaminants of a single micron or less make up about 99% of the particles circulating throughout a typical home.
Skuttle duct-mounted air cleaners capture most of these contaminants in a deep-pleated, fluffier filter, which trap a much greater percentage of particulates over a longer period than standard, flat-filter designs. The results are cleaner indoor air, longer filter life, a cleaner HVAC system, longer furnace life, significant cost savings over time and a healthier living environment.
Among the most cost-efficient air cleaners on the market, Skuttle’s High-Efficiency Air Cleaners are designed to provide peak, whole-house air filtration, helping to make your home cleaner, healthier and safer for you and your family.
Skuttle Air Cleaners are duct-mounted, high-capacity air filters designed to provide high-level air filtration in today’s energy-efficient homes. The Air Cleaner is easily installed; filter cartridges slide in and out for quick, easy replacement.
Air cleaners remove airborne contaminants that enter a home through the return air ductwork of the heating and air conditioning system. Most media-type filters capture household pollutants by surface loading. Skuttle Air Cleaners, however, contain extensive filter material folded into a series of 5-inch pleats. Deep pleating permits higher particle collection over a longer period of time, and better air flow for less wear and tear on the furnace.
Features and Benefits
• High-efficiency, high-capacity filtration with minimal airflow resistance for longer furnace life.
• Four sizes to fit virtually any furnace installation.
• A tough, injection-molded thermoplastic door with a sporty S-curve to dress up any installation.
• Deep-pleated, MERV 8 and MERV 11 filter media permit extended, high-volume service—from 6 to 12 months.
• A six-month dial to remind homeowners when its time to check the media for possible replacement.
• Sturdy, 20-gauge, zinc-coated steel cabinet, warranted for 10 years.
• Pre-punched drill holes in the frame for faster, easier installation.
• Dependable, high-quality products made in the USA.
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Getting the right filter for your furnace is not as easy as it used to be as new and old homes alike are switching to more sophisticated systems to protect the air quality in our homes. Originally HVAC filters were designed to protect the expensive equipment from dust and debris that could damage the systems and reduce performance. As indoor air quality in our homes has become a greater concern Companies like Lennox and Carrier have designed highly efficient systems to purify the air in your home. The more sophisticated Lennox PureAir systems, for instance, require replacement of both high-efficiency furnace filters and ultraviolet bulbs and catalytic filters. The fact is these new HVAC systems are providing ultra high-quality air in our homes to help protect the health of families, but often replacement parts and filters can seem to be costly if you do not know insider secrets.
Why TopTech whole house air cleaners
Toptech represents the finest quality HVAC parts, supplies, and accessories which are consistently made at the highest levels above the competition with quality control measures and feature sets.
Many furnace filters are can easily be replaced with another brand and you may be able to get equal quality air filtration at a significantly lower price. But just because a filter has the same size printed on it as your current filter does not mean it is a suitable replacement. The Nominal size the filters may have printed on the filter and found in the title of the product is often different from the actual size of the filter. This Totaline P102-1625 has a nominal size of 16x25x1 but the printing on the filter also shows the actual size as "Size". This filter also lists compatible model numbers: M1-1056, AMP-M1-1056, P102-1625 and 918395.
When you are buying your air filter online most important thing to know is Air Filters have two sizes that you need to understand the Nominal size and the Actual Size. Not understanding these numbers often leads to consumers purchasing a filter that does not fit their Furnace or HVAC system.
Not understanding the Nominal Filter Size is the primary culprit for incorrectly purchased filters.The Nominal Size is the usually the dimensions used to Label the filter. For instance 16x20x1. These dimensions are a rounded value on the filters actual measurements. The actual measurements on this filter may be 15.5x19.5x.75, but that could vary by brand and manufacturer. So in order to make sure you have the correct size filter, especially if you are replacing with a different brand it is important to confirm the actual size on the filter. When purchasing filters on the internet the Nominal size is usually found in the product title.
The actual size as you might have guessed are the actual dimensions of the filter by length, width and thickness. This size is often on the filter right below the Nominal size and is usually labeled as the actual size. When you are buying a filter online the actual size is sometime in the product bullet point or the product description. If your filter does not have actual dimensions on the outside of the filter, you can measure you filter to get the correct dimensions. Some brands have a foam gasket on the outside of the filter, in this case, you will want to make sure you have a compatible actual size and that it also has the foam to ensure a snug fit.
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Furnace filters should fit securely but should not have to be forced into position. If you have to force the filter into its slot, then it is probably too big. Forcing an improper filter size in a filter can cause it to buckle, damaging the filter or reducing its ability to function properly. Filters are a smaller than their slot to allow for easy replacement. Some HVAC units may need a filter with dimensions that are unique or uncommon. In these cases, a custom filter needs to be ordered.